[pccgrads] Graduate Course Announcement: Aquatic Chemistry (W2020)

UW Program On Climate Change uwpcc at uw.edu
Mon Dec 2 11:33:32 PST 2019


*AQUATIC CHEMISTRY- A graduate course designed for all students interested
in environmental aquatic chemistry including SAFS, ESS, Oceanography,
Chemistry, and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as the Programs on
Astrobiology and Climate Change. May serve as an application course (the
required elective) for the Graduate Certificate in Climate Science.*

Course information:

*Aquatic Chemistry * (OCN 521)
Tu Th 11:30 to 12:50 in OTB 205
F 2:30 to 3:50 in OSB 111
3 units

This course will cover the fundamentals and applications of equilibrium
aquatic chemistry to seawater and freshwater environments including the
following topics:

* Ocean acidification by anthropogenic CO2 and its impact on marine
organisms
* The chemistry of the prebiotic ocean and that of hypothesized oceans on
other planets
* The role of metals and metal speciation in limiting biological production
and toxicity
* The redox sequence in sediments, water columns and ground water

We will cover basic concepts in chemical thermodynamics, activity
corrections at high ionic strength, acid-base reactions, metal ion
complexation reactions, oxidation/reduction reactions, basic kinetics and
box models, mineral nucleation and crystal growth. Students will acquire
proficiency in setting up and solving quantitative equilibrium problems by
hand and through the use of numerical methods.

This graduate course is designed for all students that are interested
in environmental aquatic chemistry including SAFS, ESS, Oceanography,
Chemistry, and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as the Programs on
Astrobiology and Climate Change.

The text will be sections from Stumm and Morgan (3rd edition) and outside
readings.

Instructor: Alex Gagnon (OCN)(3-5627) gagnon at uw.edu

Note: Ocean 520 is not a prerequisite this year. If you have trouble
registering for the course, please email mtown at uw.edu and provide
your student number.



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